I was privileged to hear Dennis Lee share poems from his new collection of poetry, Melvis and Elvis, last Monday at Reading For The Love Of It 2015. I love Dennis Lee's poetry and always have. His sense of rhythm mixed with his poet-philosopher outlook have always produced fun poetry that digs into the truths of life and being. That is a pretty big statement, but it's true for me.
When I was young, my book Aunt gave me Nicholas Knock and Other People and I read it innumberable times. In university when discussing rhythm in Oral Narrative, I shared Nicholas Knock with my class and when I'm out biking, even today, I still hear,
Nicholas Knock was a venturesome boy.
He lived at number eight.
He went for walks in the universe
and generally got home late.
reverberating around my head to the rhythm of my pumping legs. That poem has never left me.
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